My first novel

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dobrojoe
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Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:11 pm Post

I'm not counting Srcivener work, I'm counting .mobi files downloaded from Amazon.

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Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:25 pm Post

dobrojoe wrote:I have found that the best way to do a word count is the export from Scrivener as plain text and then with a good text editor (I have always used BBEdit) strip out the control characters.

dobrojoe wrote:I'm not counting Srcivener work, I'm counting .mobi files downloaded from Amazon.

Was simply commenting on the first statement above.

Take a look using perl or php to do this.

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perl -e '$cnt=0;while <> { chomp; s/![[:alpha]]//g; $cnt=+ length $_;}; print "estimated ", $cnt/5, " words\n";' < <file>


That won't work but ... it will get you started.
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Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:49 pm Post

Maybe you are starting the story at the wrong point.

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:54 am Post

YeeHaw, my first Scrivener-produced book is published and available from Amazon today - Hayden's Realm. Thank you Scrivener for making this possible. I have just submitted my second book this morning - accepted unseen by the publisher!

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:22 pm Post

Way to go!
Congratulations!
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:36 pm Post

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haydens-Realm- ... 618&sr=1-1
Congrats dobrojoe, :wink:
Pity about the there week wait for ebook.
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